Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

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Western Australian Maritime Museum houses a notable collection of historic objects and boats, including the winged-keel Australia II, which won the America's Cup in 1983. The museum presents a full history of marine activity on the Western Australian coast and offers tours of HMAS Ovens, a retired Oberon-class submarine, one of the site's most popular attractions. The Museum houses several galleries that explore WA's maritime relationship and features temporary exhibitions, including museum exclusives, world premieres, and national and international tours. Find out how to plan Fremantle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • When you are in Freemantle, a visit to the Maritime Museum is highly recommended. There are many exhibits of historical sailing vessels – sail and power. And you can see Alan Bond’s famous yacht that ...  more »
  • Visited to see the pirate exhibition which is fantastic for kids. Lots of hands-on activities like firing canons and dressing up in pirate clothes. But it's also an interesting exhibition with lots of...  more »
  • The museum was far more expansive than expected. From details of old ships, thru to international liners to details of the America Cup vessel. A few stairs yet young families seem to have a great time...  more »
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  • School holidays. Took my grandson to the Maritime Museum last week to attend the event Pirates. He had such good fun. First my grandson made a pirate's hat. Then we went into a room that was set up with ships, canons and soft balls, stories, history boards, interactive games and dress-up clothes. Designed very well so that this suited age group from 4 - 12yrs old.
  • The Museum has just done something amazing which is above and beyond all others... it is showing a Virtual Reality movie of Antarctica... using new technology combined with subject matter which is the first of its kind in the world. I could watch it again and again... I felt like I was in the helicopter... and standing right there as the penguin looked up at me (the camera)... and the AURORA AUSTRALIS was .... huge!! All over the sky as I looked up!!!
  • A great place to visit at the Fremantle Harbour. Easy parking and accessible to the E Shed Markets nearby. Very informative museum on maritime history in WA and examples of various types of boats including the Australia II which won the Americas Cup in 1983 in the waters nearby. For an extra cost you can tour HMAS Ovens which is a retired Oberon class submarine. Well worth a trip.
  • Submarine tour is very impressive. World class tour. Museum itself is small and compact but will keep you busy for an hour. Lots of kids activities and the architecture of the building itself is great.
  • This place is a fun day out for the kids and family. A bit pricy at times but still very interesting. The museum has a variety of things to see and do. You can even come face to face with a giant shark. In the holidays they have special free kids activities. They also have special bonus exhibition from time to time however some of them aren't worth the money but others are. They also have a huge submarine which you can join a tour guide and climb on board which is really awesome and enjoyable. Not really a full day outing but never the less an enjoyable one!

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